Erin Erhart received a B.A. in English Literature from Kansas State University and a joint M.A. in English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature completing her dissertation on Victorian science literature and fiction. While her main field is in Victorian England, her research has focused on gender and queer theory, comic book theory, Native literature and criticism and digital culture. Erin has served as both a tutor and an instructor for TYP, and this is her third year as an instructor.
Tim Hickey received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Brandeis and an M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago. He is a professor of Computer Science as well as the chair of the department. He is also the chair of the Internet Studies program and a member of the Film Studies program faculty. Professor Hickey’s research interests include interval arithmetic, computer supported learning, and Scientific Visualization and his Brandeis courses include Introduction to Computers and Introduction to 3-D Animation. He has been teaching at Brandeis since 1984. Professor Hickey has been an instructor for the TYP since 1992. He was awarded the Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer ’69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring in 2012.
Joseph Martin received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Dickinson College and an M.A. in mathematics from Brandeis University. He worked in the computer industry in the fields of 3D computer-aided design and drafting, software development tools, operating systems, and graphics processor computing. His current research interest is in stream computing techniques for number theory. Mr. Martin taught TYP mathematics from 2002 to 2005.
Laura Hill received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Wellesley College and is a current Ph.D. candidate in English and American Literature at Brandeis University. Her research interests include twentieth-century American literature and disability studies; her current project centers on narratives of mental illness. Prior to graduate school, she worked at a GLBT-equality non-profit. She has assisted and taught at Brandeis since 2009. This is her second year as a TYP instructor.
Craig Bruce Smith is a PhD candidate (ABD) in American History at Brandeis University, specializing in early American honor and virtue. He is currently finishing his dissertation, Rightly to Be Great: Ideas of Honor and Virtue among America’s Founders, which examines changes in honor and virtue from the coming of the American Revolution through the early republic (advised by David Hackett Fischer, Jane Kamensky, Gordon Wood, and the late Bertram Wyatt-Brown). Smith has been published in the Massachusetts Historical Review, the Journal of Military History, the Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington, the Encyclopedia of War, the Westchester Historian, and Imprint.